I HAVE to finish my collection of animal surfing poems by Monday night at 12:00 or I vowed to eat the one poem that is giving me fits.
I don't really want to eat the poem.
So, I will be nose down this weekend, trying to be funny, witty and rhymey. (The only problem is the fact that I am soooooo tired!)
In other news.....I will be celebrating the burning of Zozobra (a Santa Fe tradition) a week early...as in tonight, because it seemed like the Thomas house needed a small celebration.
In Santa Fe, they make this giant puppet called Old Man Gloom (aka Zozobra). He is stuffed with newspapers.
Then they torch him.
I heard once that it is an attempt to burn away all of the bad news from the past year and start anew.
That may be.
But for us, it's a time to eat great New Mexico green chile and have fun with friends. (I usually make a little Zozobra out of a toilet paper roll for the fireplace. It's not like being in Santa Fe, for nothing is like being in Santa Fe, but is signifies to the Thomas Fam the beginning of Fall. I love Fall...it's my favorite!)